I don't know which one to choose, both are my top choices. I have visited both and I like both of the environments of the unis and I'm finding it impossible to choose. I feel like Kingston would be the better choice because its got higher rankings on uni stats but I dont know ??? Help please
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- 16-03-2016 15:56
- 19-03-2016 22:43
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...ables/rankings sorry but Kingston is much lower than brighton in University standings, Kingston would be the best choice for night life and a lively uni life but i believe that brighton would be the better choice as it is a higher ranked uni, both unis are great, I got offers from both of them and am looking at which one to choose aswell
- 21-03-2016 16:44
Remember when viewing the ranking guides that they are based on either the university as a whole, including all subjects or specific subjects. Kingston University will appear lower when ranked if you are looking at all the subjects - academic subjects are not as strong at the university where as Graphic design is one of the top (or the top) subject at the university. Once again it is difficult to find rankings online for graphic design as it is often sectioned off into 'Art and Design' which will include other subjects such as Fine art - and therefore Oxford university and other top ranking universities which have Fine art will appear above Kingston. When speaking to people in the design industry Kingston University is highly regarded/ranked as one of the up and coming universities, especially in the past few years.
I have heard Brighton is still good for graphic design but do not be put off by ranking guides because I did the same when I was deciding for universities but unfortunately it is difficult to find anything online. Although Kingston is in the top four in Europe now for studying graphic design and have been doing great in awards such as the D&AD awards.
As i'm sure you can tell I am a graphics student currently at Kingston but one of the great aspects about this course is the dedication and passion which is shown by the tutors and also the students. You learn more into generating ideas and being able to visually communicate through varied media's especially in your first year...not just sitting on photoshop and making posters! Also being just outside central London offers you great opportunities, Kingston is a lovely town too.
I hope this helps!